1969 FORD MUSTANG "BOSS 429" SPORTSROOF COUPE
Designer: Joe Oros
Estimate: $275,000 - $325,000
Chassis Number: 9F02Z198796
Decoded: 9=1969; F=Dearborn, MI assembly plant; 02=Sportsroof Coupe; Z=”Boss 429” cid
V8; 198746=98,746th 1969 Mustang scheduled for assembly at Dearborn plant
Engine: 429 cid OHV V8
4-barrel Holley Carburetor / 365 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Hydraulic Brakes
● Documented Original Boss 429 per the VIN
● Further verified with original Broadcast Forms
● Unrestored, Well Preserved, 54,200 Miles from New
The Model: Back in the late 1960’s, NASCAR rules demanded that a certain number of the cars and engines raced had to be production units. On the big ovals, the Torino derived Talladega fastbacks were doing quite well when fitted with the special “Boss 429” V8. NASCAR rules said that the car and engine had to regular production items, they just didn’t have to be together, which is the reason that the Boss 429 engines were installed in the Ford Mustang. These were specially selected car that were allowed to have this monster engine shoehorned into the engine compartment. So demanding of this task that Ford contracted with Kar Kraft to do the engine and transmission installs. The free-flowing cylinder heads meant the Boss 429 was unlike any other engine in the Ford family, and while officially rated at 375 HP, with proper tune, numbers in excess of 450HP were reportedly available.
The Car: One of the most powerful and fearsome Fords ever produced was the Mustang Boss 429. Starting with a basic Mach 1 package, line workers saw a special message on the broadcast form advising “Delete engine and all component parts. Add Special Wheels and Tires.” For this highly original example, those are the instructions typed on the bottom of the broadcast forms found in this car. Finished in Wimbledon White with basic black vinyl bucket seats, this is a pony that shows just under 54,200 miles. A very well preserved piece of history it retains its original magnum 500 wheel, and basic equipment. There are no reports or evidence that this Boss 429 has ever been involved in even the slightest accident, which adds to it beautiful presentation. Finding one of these legendary Boss 429’s in this condition is like finding a needle in the haystack, and even example as sharp as this one is that could take a long time to replicate this offer.